Hazing

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Judge Rules Against Ex-Frat Members In NIU Hazing Case

A DeKalb County judge has rejected four former Northern Illinois University fraternity members’ claim that the state’s hazing statute is unconstitutional.

05/29/2014

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Former Student Sues St. Charles East H.S. Over Hazing, Bullying

The former student alleges that the continued bullying led to severe emotional distress that required outpatient hospitalization and “extensive psychiatric treatment.”

04/25/2014

Former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo speaks to reporters after he was found not guilty of criminal charges tied to his players' hazing rituals, which some players have said included sexual assaults. Divincenzo has said he didn't know the details of the hazing rituals. (Credit: CBS)

Former Maine West Coach Acquitted In Hazing Case

A former Maine West High School soccer coach has been acquitted of misdemeanor battery charges, related to alleged hazing rituals committed by his players, shortly after a judge dismissed a charge of failing to report the hazing.

01/15/2014

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Judge In Hazing Case Puts Trial On Hold For Review

An unusual twist on Thursday in the hazing trial of a former north suburban soccer coach when the judge hearing the case put the proceedings on hold.

12/19/2013

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Trial Begins For Coach Accused In Maine West Hazings

While students at Maine West have said it was their teammates who assaulted them, prosecutors have said the coach was in the room, and did nothing to stop it.

12/17/2013

Richie Incognito. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time For The NFL To Ban Hazing

The NFL needs to take action by outlawing hazing entirely.

670 The Score–11/07/2013

Plano High School (CBS)

Plano Mom Talks About Son’s Alleged Sex Assault By Classmates

A recently filed hazing lawsuit claims a Plano High School lawsuit was held down by four other schoolmates, while a fifth student sexually assaulted him in the boy’s locker room.

08/30/2013

Plano High School football field (Credit: CBS)

Five Plano High Students Charged Over Possible Hazing Incidents

-Five students at southwest suburban Plano High School are accused of sexual assault and battery over possible hazing incidents.

08/28/2013

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Another Maine West Student Comes Forward With Hazing Charges

A 16-year-old boy has come forward with accusations of hazing at Maine West High School– the fifth student athlete to file a lawsuit.

08/27/2013

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Fifth Maine West Student Claims Sex Assault In Soccer Hazing Ritual

Chicago lawyer Tony Romanucci filed the complaint Monday on behalf of the 16-year-old boy and his parents, none of whom are identified by name.

08/26/2013

David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

New Details In Fatal Hazing On NIU Campus

It was a year ago today when a college student from Palatine headed off to Northern Illinois University for his freshman year.

08/15/2013

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Former Maine West Coach Charged In Hazing Case

A former Maine West High School soccer coach has been charged with multiple misdemeanor counts involving the battery and hazing of players on his team.

05/15/2013

David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

More Defendants To Be Added To Lawsuit Over NIU Student’s Drinking Death

David Bogenberger, 19, had a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for driving when he died during what authorities said was a hazing ritual at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at NIU in November.

04/24/2013

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Maine West Coach Fired Over Hazing Charges Gives Up Fight For Job

The man soccer players at Maine West High School have come to know affectionately as “Divo” has given up his fight for the job he lost in a hazing scandal at the northwest suburban school district.

04/02/2013

David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

Family Of NIU Student Who Died In Hazing Incident Files Lawsuit

The family of a Northern Illinois University freshman who died in an alcohol-related hazing incident last November filed a lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court seeking unspecified damages.

02/14/2013

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Second Maine West Coach Fired By School Board Amid Hazing Scandal

District 207 School Board members on Thursday evening moved to fire a freshman boys soccer coach in connection with the Maine West hazing scandal.

01/24/2013

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Maine School District Confirms Subpoenas In Hazing Probe

Maine Township School District 207 confirms that subpoenas have been issued by a Cook County grand jury for records from administrators as part of an investigation into allegations of hazing.

01/15/2013

David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

NIU Students Charged With Hazing Make Court Appearance

Three Northern Illinois University students, facing felony hazing charges in death of a freshman, went before a judge this afternoon.

01/04/2013

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Maine West Board Votes To Fire Soccer Coach Over Hazing Scandal

The Maine Township High School District 207 school board has voted to fire the school’s soccer coach, who has been accused of allowing criminal hazing activities, including the sodomizing of players.

12/19/2012

David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

Arrest Warrants Issued For NIU Frat Members After Student’s Death

Twenty-two members of a fraternity at Northern Illinois University have been charged in connection with the death of a student from excessive drinking during a hazing ritual last month.

12/17/2012

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